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Offline ArizonaTank

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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2019, 10:15:32 AM »
At 5400m (17,500 ft) down, at least it won't be ravaged by wreck thieves looking for cheap steel....

Agree, too far down.

But the steel is actually quite valuable.

Here is why steel from sunken WWII and prior ships is so valuable:
http://www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk/curriculum-blogs/engineering-blogs/why-do-we-build-medical-scanners-from-sunken-battleships
"Baseball's Sad Lexicon" - 1910

These are the saddest of possible words:
      “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
      Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
      Making a Giant hit into a double—
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
      “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”

"Tinker to Evers to Chance"
"where doubles go to die"

These three players helped the Cubs win four National League championships and two World Series from 1906 to 1910.

Offline Staggerwing

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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019, 04:44:39 PM »
So Bikini Atoll's wrecks should be pretty safe from pillaging...
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